Skip to comments.Trump: Pelosi subpoena threat 'illegal,' grounds for Supreme Court battle
Posted on 11/01/2018 6:01:49 PM PDT by jazusamo
President Trump said Thursday that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosis threat to weaponize committee subpoena power if Democrats win Congress is illegal and grounds for the administration to fight any subpoena all the way to the Supreme Court.
Pelosi says shes going to mechanize the speakership and use it as a great negotiation with the president. Thats an illegal statement, Mr. Trump said in an exclusive interview with The Washington Times.
The president remained optimistic about Republicans retaining their House majority, but he fumed about Mrs. Pelosis subpoena threat should her party prevail in the midterm elections Tuesday.
He said the threat begged a lengthy court battle.
That alone takes two years to get it to the Supreme Court that statement before you do anything, he said, becoming animated with indignation. You heard her the other night.
Mrs. Pelosi made the remark last week at CNNs campaign forum.
Subpoena power is interesting, to use it or not to use it, Mrs. Pelosi said in an interview with Dana Bash. Its a great arrow to have in your quiver in terms of negotiating on other subjects.
Mrs. Pelosis office did not immediately respond when The Washington Times relayed the presidents message.
Mr. Trump also said he wasnt worried about getting impeached by a Democrat-run House, although many on the left clamor for the move.
They can play that game, but I can play that game also, said Mr. Trump, adding that he hoped Democrats would rather get things done for the country.
In an interview in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump also told The Times:
⦁ State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert is under strong consideration to replace U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley:
Shes a talented person...
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
If someone could find the very lowest form of life on the planet then look under it; that’s where to find Pelosi.
Trump’s no chump
I agree, along with a few other Dems.
Wouldn’t it something if she was elected out of office next week and Lisa Remmer won? Pelosi is polling at 68% and Remmer at 9%, God knows why, but I wonder if this #walkaway movement is much larger than anyone imagined. I would give my left leg to see that absolute psychopath absolutely stomped next week. Nancy, you are OUT!
Pelosi is on top of FineSwine.
No way Nancy iis losing her congressional seat.....she might lost her minority leader status if she costs the dems seats....
Vote & Support Free Republic, Folks!
I think Nancy would not get a plane of her own this time
the very idea that Pelousy is permitted to walk freely in American society (albeit on the sheit-piled steets of San Fransicko)
is ... revolting to any sense of human decency
Pelousy was the one that ‘doctored’ the paperwork to “certify” Obammy’s “eligiblity” for office (!!!!!!)
Pelousy was the one that denied our elected representatives the opportunity to even READ the damned Obamacare bill...
forcing it through Congress saying “we have to pass it before we can find out what’s in it”
an illegal immigrant in our WHouse, and
a total abrogation of our rights as citizens to representation by our elected Congress
Pelousy deserves a life sentence in Guantanamo, imho, at the very very least for all the damage she’s done to USA
It's very simple. Dems can waste two years on impeachment or they can work for the people. If they choose poorly, Trump's coattails will sweep them off the face of the earth in 2020.
History repeats itself. In the ole Western days, they hung horse thieves....
Well said and true.
You nailed it in my view.
If, and that’s a big if they take the House and they pull a stunt like that they’ll be obliterated in the 2020 election.
I just write Deaf Smith on my checks for the memo line.
Thank you very much, Deaf Smith!! That works just as well.
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